Crime writers writing without guns. A 2017 Anthony Award-nominated anthology to benefit States United to Prevent Gun Violence. Featuring my story, “Peep Show.” From Down & Out Books. NOTE: “Peep Show” is based on a real-life experience in which a transgender woman was murdered in the apartment building I lived in during the 1990s. It was a terrible and vivid experience for me at the time and when I began writing seriously, I knew I wanted to write about it at some point. Unfortunately, the resulting story, written in 2014 and published in 2016, is problematic and offensive on many levels. It relies on stereotypes that are erroneous and harmful to the LGBTQA and other marginalized communities. I deeply regret having submitted this story for publication and am committed to doing better.
This is in no way a judgment on the publisher, editor, or other contributors to this anthology—this is a personal apology on my part and I take full responsibility for the content of the work.